Royals Farm Report: May 11
Leondy Perez got the victory for Kane County
Leondy Perez got the victory for Kane County
Royals Corner Publisher
Posted May 12, 2011


Wednesday turned out to be an excellent day for the Royals' minor league system. While the Northwest Arkansas Naturals were off, the other three affiliates in action all won their games behind solid pitching. Click inside to read today's Farm Report.

Triple-A: Omaha 6, Reno 5

W: Jeff Suppan (3-4, 4.93)
S: Jesse Chavez (5)
HR: Joaquin Arias (1), Clint Robinson (9)

Brief Summary: Jeff Suppan on Wednesday delivered his second straight “quality” start as the Storm Chasers topped the Aces, 6-5. Shortstop Joaquin Arias gave Omaha a 3-2 lead with a three-run homer in the fifth, while Clint Robinson finished 3-for-4 with his ninth homer of the year.

Next Game: The first place Storm Chasers (19-14) and Aces (21-13) play again on Thursday evening. Kevin Pucetas (3-0, 1.57) is slated to start for Omaha.

Player AB R H RBI AVG Notes
Lough, LF 3 0 1 0 .321 BB
Giavotella, 2B 4 0 0 0 .272  
Moustakas, 3B 4 1 1 0 .260  
Robinson, DH 4 1 3 2 .328 HR (9)
Ka'aihue, 1B 3 1 0 0 .167 BB
Cain, CF 4 1 1 0 .293 2B (9), 2 K
Falu, RF 4 0 1 0 .310 OF Assist
Arias, SS 4 2 1 3 .125 HR (1), SB (1)
May, C 4 0 0 0 .140 K


Pitcher IP H R ER BB SO HR
ERA
Suppan (W, 3-4) 6.0 6 2 2 3 3 0 4.93
Tejeda 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
Mendoza 1.0 1 1 1 1 0 0 4.95
Chavez (S, 5) 1.0 2 2 2 2 0 0 1.62





Double-A: Scheduled Off-Day

Next Game: The Naturals (14-14) open a four-game series with the Springfield Cardinals (14-17) on Thursday. Edgar Osuna (3-1, 6.75) is scheduled to get the ball in the series opener for NW Arkansas.

Texas League North Division Standings

CLUB
W
L
PCT
GB
Tulsa
18
12
.600
--
NW Arkansas
14
14
.500
3.0
Springfield
14
17
.452
4.5
Arkansas
12
15
.444
4.5





High-A: Wilmington 3, Salem 2

W: Noel Arguelles (2-1, 2.15)
S: Michael Mariot (2)
HR: None

Brief Summary: The piggyback combination of Noel Arguelles and Michael Mariot won for the fifth time in six tries this season as the Blue Rocks beat the Red Sox, 3-2. Adrian Ortiz and Juan Graterol provided the big hits for Wilmington, with both players delivering RBI doubles.

Next Game: The Blue Rocks (18-13) have now won two straight after being swept by Frederick over the weekend. On Thursday they’ll look to complete a three-game sweep of the Red Sox (20-10), with Elisaul Pimentel (2-0, 4.61) scheduled to start for Wilmington.

Player AB R H RBI AVG Notes
Ortiz, LF 4 0 1 1 .167 2B (2), OF Assist
Testa, RF 4 0 0 1 .250  
Navarro, DH 4 0 0 0 .336  
Francis, CF 4 0 1 0 .252 2 K, PO
Whittleman, 3B 3 1 1 0 .245 2B (6), BB, E (5)
McClure, SS 3 0 0 0 .143  
Graterol, C 3 0 1 1 .125 2B (1)
Lewis, 1B 2 1 1 0 .237 BB
Batista, 2B 2 1 1 0 .173 BB, E (5)


Pitcher IP H R ER BB SO HR
ERA
Arguelles (W, 2-1) 5.2 4 1 1 1 2 0 2.15
Mariot (S, 2) 3.1 4 1 1 1 1 0 1.37





Low-A: Kane County 8, Beloit 2

W: Leondy Perez (1-4, 2.79)
S: Matt Mitchell (1)
HR: Yowill Espinal (1), Alex Llanos (5)

Brief Summary: Apparently, Beloit pitching has what Kane County bats crave. The Cougars plated eight runs for the second straight night, defeating the Snappers, 8-2. Alex Llanos and Yowill Espinal both homered, while Leondy Perez earned the victory with yet another “quality” start.

Next Game: The Cougars (11-23) look to complete a three-game sweep of Beloit (17-14) on Thursday evening. Robbie Penny (0-2, 3.60) will make his third start for Kane County.

Player AB R H RBI AVG Notes
Llanos, CF 5 2 2 2 .262 HR (5), SB (5)
Hall, SS 4 0 2 1 .333 3B (3), K
Stovall, 3B 4 0 1 0 .313 K, CS (3)
Watts, 1B 4 0 0 0 .194 3 K
Aparicio, DH 4 1 0 0 .093 K
Adams, LF 3 1 1 0 .179 BB
Beltre, RF 4 1 2 1 .233 2 K
Jones, C 4 2 2 0 .163 2B (2)
Espinal, 2B 2 1 1 3 .178 HR (1), 2 BB, CS (4)


Pitcher IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Perez (W, 1-4) 6.0 5 1 1 1 7 1 2.79
Mitchell (S, 1) 3.0 3 1 1 2 1 0 3.63




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